How to uninstall system apps on Xiaomi devices (NO ROOT)

CAUTION!!!!!

THE NEW VERSION OF THIS GUIDE HAS BEEN PUBLISHED THAT SIMPLIFIES ALL THE STEPS BECAUSE YOU NEVER NEED TO WRITE ANY COMMAND OR OTHER. THEREFORE I RECOMMEND YOU TO FOLLOW THE NEW GUIDE YOU FIND HERE

How to uninstall system apps on Xiaomi devices (NO ROOT): UPDATED GUIDE

Too often I read in the comments to the articles / reviews that I write on the blog or directly in the comment box of our YouTube channel, that Xiaomi smartphones are unbelievable but unfortunately it is not possible to remove some predefined applications, such as the weather, the browser etc. In fact, not everyone likes the system apps that Xiaomi has developed over time for MIUI, the proprietary interface of the Chinese technology giant.

Many find not only a certain annoyance in the fact that it is Xiaomi that decides for them which application to use for certain functions but also that they download battery and consume precious MB of RAM. Well, here you are then served a guide that does not require any Root permission and that will allow you to uninstall most of the system applications on your Xiaomi smartphones.

How to uninstall system apps on Xiaomi devices (NO ROOT)

TO MAKE SURE THAT THE GUIDE HAS SUCCESS YOU WILL HAVE TO HAVE INSTALLED THE ADB DRIVERS ON YOUR PC. FIND THE DIFFERENT GUIDES IN THE BLOG OR MAKE A SEARCH ON GOOGLE.

1

Open the Phone Settings and then enter the "My Device" menu. Now click 7 times on the "MIUI Version" field until you see the message "Now you are a developer".

2

Go back to the "Settings" menu and enter the one called "Additional Settings". Among the latest entries you will find the one dedicated to "Developer Options". From here you have to activate the "USB debugging" option by confirming the requested permission.

3

Also from the "Developer Options" it also activates the items "Install via USB" and "USB debugging (security settings)". For these items an active Mi Account is required on the smartphone.

4

At this point connect your smartphone to the PC via USB cable (suitable for data transfer) and open the "command prompt" / "Power Shell window". If this is the first time you connect the device to the PC, a pop-up requesting consent to USB Debugging should appear on the smartphone.

5

To issue ADB commands and then proceed you must enter the ADB DEVICES command from the Power Shell window. If everything is connected correctly you will see a series of numbers and letters appear to identify your terminal.

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6

Now all you have to do is give the ADB SHELL command. You will see the code name of your smartphone appear.

7

Now you have to type the commands you find in the list below to uninstall the Xiaomi system apps.

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  • GetApps
    pm uninstall –k ––user 0 com.xiaomi.mipicks
  • Browser
    pm uninstall –k –– user 0 com.android.browser
  • Computer
    pm uninstall –k ––user 0 com.miui.calculator
  • Calendar
    pm uninstall –k –– user 0 com.android.calendar
  • Compass
    pm uninstall –k ––user 0 com.miui.compass
  • E-mail
    pm uninstall –k –– user 0 com.android.email
  • feedback
    pm uninstall –k ––user 0 com.miui.bugreport
  • File Explorer
    pm uninstall –k ––user 0 com.mi.android.globalFileexplorer
  • FM Radio
    pm uninstall –k –– user 0 com.miui.fm
  • Gallery
    pm uninstall –k ––user 0 com.miui.gallery
  • GAMES
    pm uninstall –k ––user 0 com.xiaomi.glgm
  • We Drop
    pm uninstall –k ––user 0 com.xiaomi.midrop
  • Pay me
    pm uninstall –k ––user 0 com.mipay.wallet.id
    pm uninstall –k ––user 0 com.mipay.wallet.in
  • Mi Payment
    pm uninstall –k ––user 0 com.xiaomi.payment
  • I Recycle
    pm uninstall –k ––user 0 com.xiaomi.mirecycle
  • I Roam
    pm uninstall –k ––user 0 com.miui.virtualsim
  • We Video
    pm uninstall –k ––user 0 com.miui.videoplayer
  • Music
    pm uninstall –k ––user 0 com.miui.player
  • Notes
    pm uninstall –k ––user 0 com.miui.notes
  • Recorder
    pm uninstall –k ––user 0 com.android.soundrecorder
  • Scanner
    pm uninstall –k ––user 0 com.xiaomi.scanner
  • Screen Recorder
    pm uninstall –k ––user 0 com.miui.screenrecorder
  • Wallpaper
    pm uninstall –k ––user 0 com.miui.miwallpaper
  • Weather
    pm uninstall –k ––user 0 com.miui.weather2
    pm uninstall –k –– user 0 com.miui.providers.weather
  • Yellow Pages
    pm uninstall –k ––user 0 com.miui.yellowpage
  • AntiSpam
    pm uninstall –k ––user 0 com.miui.antispam
  • SIM Activate Services
    pm uninstall –k ––user 0 com.xiaomi.simactivate.service
  • MSA
    pm uninstall –k ––user 0 com.miui.msa.global
  • Google Drive
    pm uninstall –k ––user 0 com.google.android.apps.docs
  • gmail
    pm uninstall –k ––user 0 com.google.android.gm
  • Google Play Music
    pm uninstall –k –– user 0 com.google.android.music
  • Google Play Videos
    pm uninstall –k –– user 0 com.google.android.videos
  • Google Photos
    pm uninstall –k –– user 0 com.google.android.apps.photos
  • Talkback
    pm uninstall –k –– user 0 com.google.android.marvin.talkback
  • Facebook Apps
    pm uninstall –k ––user 0 com.facebook.appmanager
    pm uninstall –k ––user 0 com.facebook.services
    pm uninstall –k ––user 0 com.facebook.system

It is also possible to uninstall other system applications not mentioned in the list, but we advise you to proceed only if you are aware of the real functions of the package that you are going to uninstall. For example, removing the security app causes startup problems by generating a loop. In any case, Xiaomitoday.it is not responsible for any damage or bricks caused to the device.

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nico
nico
1 year ago

All ok until the command prompt opens.
Launched ADB DEVICES, the computer says "ADB" command not recognized ...
how you do it ?

Rahul
Rahul
2 months ago
Reply to  nico

You have to install ADB manager from google official site

Demetrio Paldino
1 year ago

Hi, I'm trying the guide to uninstall the apps without root but when I open the command prompt and type adb devices or adb Shell it doesn't work for me.

Alessandro Cimino
Editor
1 year ago

You will not have the ADB drivers installed correctly

sarah
sarah
1 year ago

can you tell me how they are installed ?? I don't know how to do it and I don't find anything about it

xiaomidebloater
xiaomidebloater
1 year ago
Reply to  sarah

search on google "15 second ADB" and find the universal package to install them with instructions (practically write y for yes 3 times and then ok on the usb driver installation popup)

sarah
sarah
1 year ago

I installed them… but now I can't communicate with my Xaomi in order to delete some system apps

Hernan
Hernan
1 year ago

Does Alguien logrado desinstalar la Galeria? It is the only one that interests me to use the Google photos gallery but no aparece in adb tools 🙁

but by
but by
1 year ago

... nothing comes out of "command prompt" / "power shell window". can you tell me the steps?

Gogo
Gogo
1 year ago
Reply to  but by

If you have correctly installed the adb drivers, open power shell (no prompt dos), attach the cable, type adb devices, load the phone name (in my case wins $) then adb shell and reappears wins $, then type the commands below, it worked for me.

crook
crook
1 year ago
Reply to  Gogo

Hi. when i launch power shell and not (dos prompt) it tells me: list of device attached 2b22 ***** unouthorized. But I followed the guide for total debugging….

but by
but by
1 year ago
Reply to  Gogo

nothing to do uncle

Gogo
Gogo
1 year ago
Reply to  but by

where do you get stuck?

but by
but by
1 year ago
Reply to  Gogo

on power shell. everything useless. I need precise steps

Pon
Pon
1 year ago
Reply to  but by

ich auch, dieselben Probleme… xiaomi redmi note 5… ..terminal sagt unknown command SHELL

Mirko
Mirko
4 months ago

Good morning Emanuele, I hope it hasn't been too long to get an answer. I appreciated and used your very clear guide. Thanks for posting it here. With the Windows 10 PC, which I had before, I did everything simply. And it worked great. But now I have Linux / Ubuntu 20:04. I downloaded ADB on my PC and followed your guide step by step. Everything went as I expected. Except that when I get to the point of starting to uninstall APPs I always get an error. For example, if I try to delete the Digital Wellbeing APP, this message returns: lavender: / $ pm uninstall –k ––user 0 com.google.android.apps.wellbeing... Read the rest »

ivano
ivano
5 months ago

i did everything literally but i can't delete chrome
but what is the command

Giuseppe
Giuseppe
9 months ago

My problem is not with cancellation, but with resurrection. I have an old xiomi redmi (2014). How it happened I don't know, but all system applications, including the settings one, no longer work. Could something be done?

mallolollo
mallolollo
1 year ago

hello, I have problems with Mi Healt system app on miui eu 11 weekly… after restored twrp backup the Mi Healt app xiaomi not working. the app quickly crashing after I open it… any way for fix this system app?

FraPat
FraPat
1 year ago

hello and thanks for the guide. All right for me until I try to uninstall the apps: invariably this wording comes out: Failure [INSTALL_FAILED_INVALID_APK: Missing existing base package]. For all apps. Solutions?

Wojna Info
1 year ago

Powinno być OSTRZEŻENIE, że po takiej akcji telefone może działać niestabilnie.

Peter Bull
Peter Bull
1 year ago

pm - -help => -k keep the data and cache directories after package removal

Deinstallation ??

Sergio Alunni
1 year ago

Hello everyone, I successfully uninstalled the apps that I didn't think necessary. I then proceeded to restore the previous situation by hiding the developer options by clearing the cache from "settings". I also uninstalled the drivers of my smartphone because Windows 10 was in test mode, Unfortunately, I had forgotten to delete another app, so I proceeded to repeat the same simple procedure again but nothing, when I connect my 9t it gives me the various options connection for photos, data transfer and debug activated but in fact the cell is not seen by adb. I tried to revoke... Read the rest »

Paul
Paul
1 year ago

Can I recommend the XiaomiADBFastbootTools tool by Szaki which proposes the same procedure (with other interesting little things) through a simple graphic interface?
Maybe you can also write us an article, here it is: https://github.com/Szaki/XiaomiADBFastbootTools

Sailand
Sailand
1 year ago
Reply to  Paul

Since I have the miui 11 (I 9t global) no longer hears the device, I have enabled USB debugging and also the other two options reported in this guide but nothing to do.

but by
but by
1 year ago
Reply to  Paul

thanks 😀 but how do you start the program? where do i click? there is one in jar format

Paul
Paul
1 year ago
Reply to  but by

It is a java executable so you must have Java already installed in Windows https://www.java.com/it/download/

The archive I recommend you to download is this XiaomiADBFastbootTools-6.7.5-Win.zip, where everything you need is already inside

Giuseppe
Giuseppe
1 year ago
Reply to  Paul

I have java but the tool does not open

Andreas
Andreas
11 months ago
Reply to  Giuseppe

Nur Java installieren reicht nicht. Sie müssen the “Java Developer tools” installieren. Am einfachsten ist es wenn Sie auf http://www.ninite.com gehen. Dort unter den Developer Tools to Java Pakete anklicken. Das generierte Skript herunter laden und starten. Dieses lädt alles automatisch herunter und installiert es. Nach Fertigstellung, den Computer neu starten und die Xiaomi Tools funktionieren.

but by
but by
1 year ago
Reply to  Petit

yes, nothing to do. nothing opens.

Cippy
Cippy
1 year ago
Reply to  but by

always mi9T, successfully debloat (with the tool)

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